Putting together these goody bags was great fun. Of course, it was my daughter’s first birthday party. Check back with me again when she turns ten and see how much energy I’m putting into goody bags then.
The children in attendance ranged in age from 10 months to 8 years. It was a bit of a challenge coming up with items that would please such a wide set. Each bag contained a bottle of bubbles (dollar store), a couple mini rainbow slinkies (amazon), and some homemade “raindough.” Everyone went home happy!
The “raindough” was inspired by this post over at Wine and Glue. It was a bit time consuming to make several batches of play dough and color them all, but well worth it in the end. One tip – I used gel food coloring which tends to make stronger, more vibrant colors. Just be ready for some colorful hands from all the kneading.
I’m SO excited to share this little project with you! I put it together for my daughter’s first birthday, but it’d be super fun for a baby shower (“Mom-to-be is going to POP!”) or a bridal shower/bachelorette (“He POPPED the question!”)
As Anna’s first birthday approached, we went back and forth (and back and forth, and back and forth) on whether we’d do a really large party with most of our family and friends or just a small celebration with the grandparents. Ultimately, we decided that the first birthday is really a celebration of the fact that we all survived the first year and that we’d just go ahead and do it up.
And naturally, as I’ve said a thousand times, it all starts with the invitations. The theme is rainbow. Just wait until you see the rest of the details!!
Boy, oh boy has it been a crazy year! So crazy in fact, that I haven’t been here to tell you guys about it. Oops!
Not only did I get to work with many wonderful new and repeat clients in 2014, but we also added a new member to the Rosy Events’ team last March! After only 8 weeks with us, she joined me at a spring conference in New Orleans (but spent most of her time in the hotel room). Shortly thereafter, she came along on a site visit to Nashville (where she mostly just cruised around town with my mother).
I know she doesn’t sound like much of an asset now, but she’s growing and we couldn’t imagine life without her. Please allow me to officially introduce Anna Luisa:
Now that Anna’s nearly one (seriously, where did this year go???), we’re coming out of survival mode and reentering the real world. My goal for 2015 is to revive this blog and add two posts a month. That sounds so feasible – especially since we have a lot of catching up to do. And yet, it’s the end of January and I’m just getting started. Be patient with me, please. I’m still running on very little sleep.